I have been a fan of Diane Keaton ever since I saw her in Annie Hall. I also liked her in the movie Reds as well as The Family Stone. Have you ever seen her interviewed by Letterman or any late night talk show host? She’s a scream. She has also aged well, in my humble opinion.
The movie pick at Food ‘n Flix is Because I Said So where she is cast as Daphne Wilder, an overbearing, meddling mother who borders on being a pain in the butt. But for the moms out there, you know you never stop worrying about your offspring. Sometimes a mother’s concern, while motivated by love, breaches boundaries with adult children.
Daphne is afraid her daughter Milly won’t find her true soul mate so she places an ad with a dating service. She even interviewed the applicants. This results in conflicts, as you can imagine.
This is a formulaic chick flick that I must admit to not watching completely. Our library didn’t have a copy and I couldn't find a copy by the time I decided to go hunting :-) So, I have watched as much as I could through the internet – this way I can participate!
Lots of food in this movie – cake would be an obvious choice, and I do love cake. But I also like pasta salads. Very much. We recently had a hot salad Nicoise and I am afraid more tuna won’t cut it at this point. So I swapped out the tuna for chicken in my salad dish.
Recipe follows, and as usual, it’s a simple one from me.
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Shell pasta (or any shape you like, I used rotini spirals)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
pinch of tarragon
salt and pepper
1-1/2 cups cut-up cooked turkey or chicken or tuna
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
1/2 cup julienne strips cheddar cheese
3 tablespoons ranch dressing
Cook pasta according to directions on box Drain well.
In medium bowl, stir together salt, pepper, tarragon and the mayonnaise. Gently stir in pasta and remaining ingredients.
This was a good cold side salad, by the way. Could easily be made vegetarian, swap out so many ingredients....yum!